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09:06 pm: Another day, another furnishing
I am happy to announce that the last of my purchased furniture has arrived and been assembled. My sofa and table set were delivered last Saturday, and I put my three bookshelves together yesterday. The shelves are still shamefully empty, but I'm sure that will be remedied soon enough.

Training at work has been continuing on apace. We had a day-long field trip to the Plant Inspection Station where we send all our unidentified plants and pests for their experts to identify. We'll be going back there later for another two days of training. We had a lecture from SITC, our sister organization responsible for finding illegal agricultural imports that have gotten past customs and out into the market and recalling everything for proper destruction. Those of us who scored above 95% at the academy in Maryland were invited downtown to the customs house to be congratulated in person by the port director.

Outside of work, I had a chance to visit briefly with an uncle who had come to town for a conference. I've also been sticking with my tae kwon do lessons, and I believe I may be starting to get in slightly better shape. I attempted to go watch a movie at the nearest theater last weekend, but the ticket price was over $10, yeouch. Not as high as Japanese ticket prices, which are truly insane, but not something I'd be willing to spend on a movie unless I know in advance that I'm going to like it.

I've discovered that somewhere in all my moving about, I've lost my entire address file. If anyone wants me to have their snail address, for newsletter purposes (if I ever get around to writing one) or whatever, drop me an email and let me know.

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From:mangaroo
Date:February 2nd, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
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How many in your group scored 95%+?

YAY! For furniture. I want a couch to lounge on while I watch TV. (Egads. I want to be a couch potato. I need to set higher goals.)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:February 2nd, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
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How many in your group scored 95%+?

Five out of the eight of us who went. I think that says something about how easy the academy was.

I need to set higher goals.

How about a Japanese-reading couch potato? <whistles innocently>
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From:megory
Date:February 2nd, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
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Beautiful! I love the rich colors of the furniture.

Congratulations on your progress as you continue turning your apartment into your home.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:February 2nd, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, I like that couch. It looks very cozy. Also, I'm in love with the bookshelves. Where did you get them?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:February 3rd, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
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Where did you get them?

They are the medium brown Billy bookshelves from Ikea. Each one uses two extra shelves.

Edited at 2009-02-03 12:55 am (UTC)
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